Blog Tour Highlights
A couple of weeks ago my novel, Mentoring Mr Singleman, went on a virtual book tour. This involves a series of book bloggers from across the globe (Jen is based in Honolulu, but was kind enough not to be sniffy about the surfing scenes) posting a critique of the book on their sites, having been sent an electronic copy two or three weeks previously. If all goes well, the tour follows a pre-published programme, so that in the spirit of “if this is Tuesday it must be Belgium” each day brings a new delight.
Inevitably from time to time a blogger doesn’t make their scheduled stop – these guys have to-be-read piles a mile high. I was particularly grateful though to Jorie at www.jorielovesastory.com and Linda at www.lindasbookbag.com, who although they hadn’t managed to read the novel took the time to publish in the first case a lengthy author interview, and in the second an extract from the novel, and to give enthusiastic social media support.
The book tour was curated by Aimee Coveney at www.bookollective.co.uk, and I am very grateful to her for putting together such a stimulating and enjoyable virtual roadtrip.
Below are the cherry-picked “best bits” from the reviews – thankfully everyone had something nice to say! If these responses by independent readers whet your appetite, The e-book of Mentoring Mr Singleman can be downloaded from Amazon for less than the price of a coffee, and the paperback for quite a bit more.
Singleman Blog Tour Best Bits
“a feel good book, perfect for these times” Claire at www.mrsaverageevaluates.co.uk
“I loved Mr Singleman's very wry, intelligent and accurate observations…The other thing I loved about the book was the setting and the descriptions of the Cornish land and seascape…I'm giving this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Linby at www.booksimo.blogspot.co.uk
“Complicated and complex characters with faults and flaws, love and friendship. A gentle and light-hearted story.”
Claire at www.instagram.com/thebookendreviews
“A lovely easy, light-hearted and witty read with beautiful scenery.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed “Mentoring Mr Singleman” and I loved the writing style…This was such a light-hearted and humorous read and it was one I couldn’t wait to get back to…I really hope there is more to come from the author.”
Sonya at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Dave is a likeable character that you root for all the way through.”
Joy at www.joyfulantidotes.com
“definitely something that I think other people would enjoy…I’d like to know more about these characters and where their lives are headed…reminded me a lot of One? by Jennifer Cahill and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen…If you’re interested in reading Mentoring Mr Singleman, definitely check it out!”